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Rating Agency Developments

 

On September 13, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Third-Party Due Diligence Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions. Report.

On September 13, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch Updates Future Flow Securitisation Criteria; No Rating Impact. Release.

On September 11, 2017, KBRA issued a report entitled Financial Institutions: Global Asset Manager Rating Methodology. Report.

On September 11, 2017, KBRA issued a report entitled Public Finance: U.S. Third Party Liquidity Facility-Supported Variable Rate Demand Obligations and Commercial Paper Rating Methodology. Report.

On September 11, 2017, KBRA issued a report entitled Corporates: General Corporate Rating Methodology. Report.

On September 7, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch: LIBOR Transition Creates Uncertainty for SF Market. Release.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On July 7, 2017, Kroll published its Research Recap for Q2 2017. Here are several articles of interest:

On June 29, 2017, DBRS published an update to its rating methodology for U.S. equipment lease and loan securitizations. Report.

On June 29, 2017, Fitch published an update to its rating criteria for insurance-linked securities. Release.

On June 28, 2017, Fitch published a report entitled U.S. State Housing Finance Agencies: Single-Family Mortgage Program Rating Criteria. Report.

On June 28, 2017, Fitch published a report entitled U.S. RMBS Surveillance and Re-REMIC Rating Criteria. Report.

On June 23, 2017, Moody’s published a report entitled Regulated Electric and Gas Utilities. Report.

On June 23, 2017, S&P issued a report entitled RMBS: Methodology And Assumptions: Assessing Pools Of Residential Loans In Austria, Denmark, Germany, And Sweden. Report.

On June 22, 2017, S&P issued a report entitled ABS: Global Methodology And Assumptions For Corporate Securitizations. Report.

On June 22, 2017, Fitch published a report entitled U.S. RMBS Rating Criteria. Report.

On June 22, 2017, Fitch published a report entitled EMEA CMBS and CRE Loan Rating Criteria. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On March 29, 2017, Moody’s published its approach to assessing credit risk for multilateral development banks and other supranational entities. Report.

On March 28, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating Canadian ABCP and related enhancement features. Report.

On March 28, 2017, Fitch published its U.K. income-contingent student loans rating criteria. Report.

On March 28, 2017, Fitch published an update to its rating criteria for trust preferred collateralized debt obligations (TruPS CDOs). Release.

On March 28, 2017, KBRA published its U.S. consumer loan ABS rating methodology. Report.

On March 24, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating companies in the forest products industry. Report.

On March 24, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating companies in the radio broadcasting industry. Report.

On March 24, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating companies in the television broadcasting industry. Report.

On March 24, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating companies in the printing industry. Report.

On March 24, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating companies in the publishing industry. Report.

On March 24, 2017, Moody’s published an update to its local currency country risk ceiling for bonds and other local currency obligations. Report.

On March 23, 2017, DBRS published its North American CMBS multi-borrower rating methodology. Report.

On March 23, 2017, Fitch published an update to its criteria for estimating losses on U.S. mortgage pools for RMBS transactions. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On January 4, 2017, KBRA updated its methodology for rating Single-Family Rental (SFR) securitizations. Report.

On January 4, 2017, KBRA updated its methodology for rating U.S. CMBS multi-borrower securitizations. Report.

On December 30, 2016, DBRS updated its Canadian surveillance methodology for CDOs of large corporate credit. Report.

On December 29, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for U.S. equipment lease and loan ABS. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global closed-end fund securities issuances. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global investment funds. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for enhanced equipment trust certificates and secured aircraft debt. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global passenger airlines. Report.

On August 9, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for sports facilities, leagues and franchises. Report.

On August 8, 2016, S&P published its methodology for rating corporate cash flow and synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). Report.

On August 8, 2016, S&P published its methodology for rating above the sovereign in structured finance transactions. Report.

On August 4, 2016, Fitch published its rating criteria for SHFA mortgage insurance or guarantee funded programs. Report.

On August 4, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for commercial mortgage-backed securities and loans in EMEA. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On October 1, DBRS published its U.S. RMBS rating methodology.  Methodology.

On October 1, DBRS published its rating methodology for European consumer and commercial ABS transactionsMethodology.

On October 1, DBRS published its methodology for rating companies in the mining industryMethodology.

On October 1, DBRS published its methodology for rating operators in the container terminal industryMethodology.

On October 1, Fitch updated its criteria for rating U.S. RMBSCriteria.

On October 1, Moody’s published its methodology for rating public housing authority (PHA) capital fund bonds issued in the U.S. municipal market.  Methodology.

On October 2, Moody’s published its methodology describing its approach to monitoring existing securities backed by low-income residential construction loans to developers in MexicoMethodology.

On October 5, Fitch updated its methodology for analyzing U.S. Tobacco Settlement ABSCriteria.

On October 5, Fitch updated its global rating criteria for trade receivables securitizationsCriteria.

On October 5, KBRA released a proposed U.S. Equity REITs & REOC rating methodology.  Methodology.

On October 5, Moody’s published its approach in considering data quality in structured finance transactions.  Methodology.

On October 6, DBRS published its methodology for rating sovereign governmentsMethodology.

On October 7, DBRS published its global methodology for rating life and property/casualty insurance companies and insurance organizationsMethodology.

Rating Agency Developments

On May 29, DBRS released its updated methodology for rating U.S. asset-backed commercial paperReport.

On May 29, Fitch republished its criteria for rating supranationalsReport.

On May 28, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating new-issue U.S. and Canadian multiborrower CMBSReport.

On May 28, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating solar power projectsReport.

On May 27, DBRS released its updated methodology for operational risk assessment of U.S. ABS servicersReport.

On May 27, Moody’s released its global methodology for rating reverse mortgage securitizationsReport.

On May 26, KBRA released its methodology for rating full-recourse secured aircraft-debt instruments issued by airlines and aircraft lessorsReport.

 

Rating Agency Developments

On July 19, Moody’s issued its U.S. RMBS surveillance methodology.  Moody’s Report

On July 19, DBRS released its criteria for rating guarantees and other forms of explicit supportDBRS Report

On July 19, KBRA released its financial guaranty rating methodology.  KBRA Report

On July 19, Fitch released its national scale criteria for rating money market fundsFitch Report

On July 17, Fitch released its criteria for evaluating third-party partial credit guaranteesFitch Report

On July 16, Fitch released its criteria for rating U.S. RMBSFitch Report

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Rating Agency Developments

On June 20, Moody’s released its methodology for assessing tail risk in Australian RMBS transactionsMoody’s Report.   

On June 19, Moody’s released its U.S. RMBS surveillance methodology.  Moody’s Report

On June 19, KBRA released its financial guaranty rating methodology.  KBRA Report

On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for rating future flow securitizationsFitch Report

On June 18, S&P released an advance notice of proposed criteria change for non-financial corporate issuersS&P Release

On June 17, Fitch released its criteria for rating thermal power projectsFitch Report

On June 14, Fitch released its criteria for rating letter of credit-supported bondsFitch Report

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